NC Campus Compact Institutions Commemorate 9/11 with Service
September 5, 2011
North Carolina Campus Compact members have embraced 9/11 as a National Day of Service and Remembrance. Day of Service activities include:
- UNC-Charlotte, Campbell University, NC Wesleyan University, Wake Forest University, and Western Carolina University are holding formal programs, services, or ceremonies that include speakers, a moment of remembrance and reflection, a focus on tolerance and unity, flag displays, Color Guard participants, and ROTC performances.
- Wake Forest University is working with several community organizations and two other universities place volunteer throughout Winston-Salem, and organizing a letter drive for troops.
- Western Carolina University will have students serve at various organizations throughout Jackson County. Service sites include fire/police departments, non-profits, and an on-campus organic garden.
- In an effort to address food shortage needs in the community, NC Wesleyan College will be holding a campus and community-wide food drive during the week of September 6-11th, with a ceremony of appreciation and remembrance for those who lost their lives as a capstone of the week.
- UNC-Charlotte will be holding a community service event connected with Thomson Child and Family Focus’ 125th Anniversary.
- In conjunction with Duke Community Service Center, Lakewood Elementary School Community Garden, and Duke University Retirees Organization, Duke University will be taking students over to the Lakewood Elementary School Community Garden for a clean-up initiative.
- Campbell University and Wake Forest University are engaging in interfaith events. An interfaith service and dialogue will take place on the campus of Wake Forest University. Campbell University will host an interfaith lunch discussion. Campbell will also take on a myriad of activities including a book drive, first responder appreciation, and making cards for soldiers.
- Wake Tech Community College will be thanking troops for their dedication to our country through a letter drive to troops. Each day that week, students at a different WTCC Campus will have the opportunity to write thank you
letters to be placed in care packages through the help of Military Missions in Action.
- UNC-Charlotte will engage in a week-long acknowledgement of 9/11 that includes an opening event at the student union, bells ringing at the Belk Tower, U.S.Flag displays with banners, a Remembrance/Message Wall inside the student
union, and a postcard drive with information about pieces of the towers.